Our board

Our board has overall responsibility for monitoring performance, finance, maximising the efficiency of the trust's services and the strategic direction of the Trust, as well as assuring the quality of all services. The board meets monthly in public.

Our board members are:

Angela Greatley OBE - Board Chair

Angela Greatley OBE - Board Chair


Angela Greatly-244.jpgAngela Greatley is an experienced leader with a strong track record of success across various sectors. She has particular strengths in governance, quality improvement and board leadership. She was awarded the O.B.E. in the 2012 Birthday Honours list recognised for services to mental health.

She has experience as both a Chair and Non-executive Director within NHS settings, and a successful executive career including as Chief Executive of the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, a leading charity and as Director of Commissioning in a London Health Authority.

Her experience extends beyond health care and she has experience of leading in complex, political environments. She served as an elected local authority member during the 1970s. During the 1990s she was a governor of a large adult and further education college in north London for ten years; and chaired the Human Resources and later the Audit Committee.
 

David Sines - Non Executive Director

David Sines - Non Executive Director

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David has a clinical background in providing frontline, board level and senior academic nursing expertise. During his career David has had responsibility for the delivery of health and social care related education to a range of prestigious hospitals and community services including Imperial College, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Guys & St Thomas' and nine primary care trusts.

David is a member of the NHS London Workforce Advisory Board. He has held four Secretary of State positions and was a Nursing Member for England for the Nursing & Midwifery Council until 2006. David is also a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.

Dr Carol Cole - Non Exective Director

Dr Carol Cole - Non Executive Director

Carole Cole-296.jpgDr Carol Cole joined the board in 2014 and is the Trust's vice-chair. She chairs the quality committee and is the non-executive lead for whistleblowing and Freedom to Speak Up. 

Originally trained as a clinical psychologist, Carol became a change management consultant with the NHS, a visiting fellow at the King's Fund and head of health at the Office for Public Management, before establishing her own consultancy practice in organisation development. 

She has an extensive experience of organisation design, strategy, systemic change and leadership, applying psychology to the designand implementation of major strategic initiatives to enhance business performance and team effectiveness. She has worked with numerous organisations at board level across the public and private sectors, from the NHS to blue-chips and charities, and led successful international consulting projects and global leadership programmes in Europe, North America and the Middle East. 

Carol is the chair of Together for Mental Wellbeing and sits on the board of the Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum. She was previously the senior independent director at Hounslow and Richmond Community Health NHS Trust, vice-chair of Deafness Research UK, a trustee of Action on Hearing Loss and vice-chair of the Association of Business Psychologists. She is also a fellow of the British Psychological Society. 

Jitesh Chotai - Non Executive Director

Jitesh Chotai - Non Executive Director

JJitesh Chotai-744.jpgitesh is the chair of our Audit Committee.

Jitesh has worked with a wide range of NHS organizations for over 34 years. His last role was as Director of Finance at East London NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to that, Jitesh has worked in both community and healthcare trusts and health authorities. Jitesh retired from fulltime roles in March 2015.
 

Clive Sparrow - Non Executive Director

Clive Sparrow - Non Executive Director

CClive Sparrow-392.jpglive is an interim director and strategy consultant who provides services at Board level for clients having to negotiate their way through significant financial challenges and change. His experience spans a variety of government and commercial sectors.

Clive has previous experience as a management consultant with two accountancy firms, Grant Thornton and PwC. For three years he worked as a Director in HM Treasury, driving successful delivery of Europe's largest change programme. He has also set up and led two profitable start-up companies.

Clive is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham. He is also a Trustee of The Childhood Trust, a charity that supports children living in poverty in London, and Ambition, a leading national youth charity.
 

Jane Slatter - Non-Executive Director

Jane Slatter - Non-Executive Director

Jane Slatter-494.jpgJane acts as a human resources (HR) and organisational development (OD) consultant who provides a range of consulting services at board level for clients often negotiating their way through significant organisational change. Her experience extends to supporting company start-ups, joint ventures and partnership working. Jane has worked extensively in commercial sectors however has over 10 years consulting experience within the NHS. 

Jane has previous corporate and international experience as an HR Director for several FTSE 100 companies, including British Gas. She was the HR Director for Goldfish Bank jointly owned with Lloyds from business inception.  

Andrew Ridley - Chief Executive

Andrew Ridley - Chief Executive

Andrew Ridley -91.jpgAndrew joined the trust in October 2016. Andrew is a passionate believer in developing NHS services outside of hospitals as an essential part of the future NHS. Prior to joining us Andrew was Regional Director for NHS England's South of England area. He has worked in the NHS for over 20 years across community, hospital and primary care and also has experience in social care and charity organisations.

Charlie Sheldon - Chief Nurse

charlie-sheldon-pic.jpgCharlie Sheldon - Chief Nurse

Charlie trained as a general nurse before undertaking his orthopaedic nurse training. He worked in clinical and leadership roles at the Chelsea & Westminster, St. Thomas’ and the Royal London Hospitals before being appointed Deputy Chief Nurse for education at Bart’s.
 
He held Chief Nurse roles at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Hackney and prior to his appointment as Chief Nurse Charlie was Director of Nursing and Therapies at CLCH for five years.
 
Charlie was appointed as an Honorary Visiting Professor at City, University of London in 2010.
 

Dr Joanne Medhurst - Medical Director

Dr Joanne Medhurst - Medical Director

DJoanne Medhurst-46.jpgr Joanne Medhurst was appointed as our Medical Director in December 2012. Her previous role was as the Joint Managing Director and Medical Director of NHS South East London Bexley Business Support Unit. Joanne has master's degree in leadership of continuous improvement and is interested in quality and value for patients receiving care.

Joanne is a practising GP who trained at Guy's Hospital and carried out her GP training in Bexley.
 

Mike Fox - Director of Finance, Contracting and Performance

Mike Fox - Director of Finance, Contracting and Performance

MMike Fox-166.jpgike began his NHS career as part of the National Graduate Training Scheme graduating in 2002. Having worked in several large London hospital trusts Mike joined CLCH in 2012 as the Deputy Director of Finance fulfilling this role and the role of Director of Resources and Performance before being appointed as Director of Finance Performance and Contracting in December 2016.

Mike is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Financial Accountants and holds a degree in law and an MBA.

 

 

James Benson - Chief Operating Officer

James Benson - Chief Operating Officer

James Benson-454.jpg James has worked for CLCH since it was founded as a Trust fulfilling a number of senior management roles. James' previous role was as the Director of Improvement, having previously also been one of the Divisional Directors of Operations for the Trust.

James started his career in healthcare in Sydney, Australia working as a Speech Pathologist, and has held a number of specialist clinical roles within the UK.
 

Louella Johnson - Director of People and Communications

Louella Johnson - Director of People and Communications

 ‚ÄčLouella Johnson-852.jpgLouella previously worked as Director of HR at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and has also previously worked in roles across London Underground, PA Consulting, Courage and Grand Metropolitan. 

The Director of People and Communications is a new role, created to bring together the experience of our HR and communication teams. Louella is responsible for all our operational HR services and communications, leading strategy for workforce for the future, leadership development, organisational development, equalities and diversity and improving how we communicate with colleagues across the entire organisation. 

Board sub-committees

The board is supported by a number of committees who meet regularly to ensure that our services and systems are performing to expectations. These include:

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Questions for the Board of Directors papers

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Annual report

Latest report can be found here.